- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 10 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 10
- guiding method Fully guided
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Tour Code BM-38443
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Close up views of the exquisite Annapurna Himalayas
- Traditional villages and sophisticated hospitality
- Connected with Poon Hill longer version
- Natural and cultural diversity
The Mardi Himal Trek starts in Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal with Phewa Tal (Lake) at its center. The trek takes you through lush valleys, high altitude alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests and across many streams with waterfalls cascading down from above. You will be surrounded by white snow-capped mountains that tower above you in every direction with incredible views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and Mardi Himal.
The trail to Mardi Himal is suitable for anyone of average fitness. Climbing up from the valley floor may have you breathing hard, but the surrounding beauty will well and truly make up for it and be a welcome distraction. We guarantee you will enjoy the isolation on this unusual trek to a more remote area of Nepal that is off the regular trekking trails. You will get to appreciate the magnificent sunrise and sunset panoramic views from Mardi Himal High Camp.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) & transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,50m)
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m)
Day 4: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m)
Day 5: Trek from Forest Camp to Mardi Himal Low Camp (3150m)
Day 6: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m)
Day 7: Hike to Mardi Himal base Camp (4,500m) & trek Low camp
Day 8: Trek to Siding Village (1,280m) & drive to Pokhara.
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 10: International departure homeward bound
- 2 nights’ standard accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including 2 breakfasts.
- Twin sharing teahouse/lodges accommodation during the trek.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder trekking guide.
- Three meals a day during the trek
- All the surface transportation inclusive hotel and airport transfer.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus and Pokhara to Kande and Lwang to Pokhara by private car.
- All the necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry fees. (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
- Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
- All the government taxes and company service charges.
- Sherpa Trekking Porter
- International flight fare.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory).
- Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (can be added as an add-on during checkout)
- Nepal entry visa
- Alcoholic beverages, bar bills, and bottled water
- Travel Insurance
- Tips to the trekking crews
- Earn US$ 18+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationThe following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek. General: all season sleeping bag and down jacket (we can provide if you need it, but has to be returned after the trek), duffle bag (we provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek), a wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a musthave for morning and evenings above 3,000m), daypack Head / ears / eyewear: a pair of half gloves, a warmer hat that covers the ears, sunglasses, neckwarmer, sunscreen, headlamp and an extra set of batteries Hands: pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer), warmer shell gloves and liner Upper body: long sleeve tshirts, thermal tops, wool jacket or pullover, sports bras for women and girls, water and windproof shell jacket Lower body: thermal underwear (especially trousers), windproof and waterproof trousers, warmer trousers, comfortable trekking pants, extra casual sport pants Footwear: a pair of good waterproof trekking boots, pair of sandals, 45 pairs of woolen socks, sock liners, light shoes and sneakers First aid kits and medicines, assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred), blister treatment cream or similar, insect / antiitch ointment, ibuprofen or other painrelief medication, diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness), warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage, water purifying pills. Please note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal firstaid kit as well. Miscellaneous: 4 passport size photos with original passport, water bottle & filter, flight details, bathroom kit (should include toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: comfortable trekking poles, quality energy dry foods (up to you), power bank and music players, camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
How much will a trip to Nepal cost?
How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.
On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants.
- How does it work with a porter?
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.